INSET DAY NOVEMBER 22ND
Please note that on Thursday November 22nd, an INSET day has been scheduled.
School will be back as normal on Friday November 23rd.
Prospective Parent Open Mornings
There are now a number of opportunities for prospective parents to come and look around Brent Knoll School with a view to Primary and Secondary transfer. Please see the calendar on this website for dates.
If you wish to book a place on one of the open mornings, please contact the school office as places are limited. For this reason, we also ask that only parents attend and not children.
Parent Forum Workshop on October 3rd
The next Parent Forum meeting will be on October 3rd at 2.15pm until 3.15pm.
This meeting will be a workshop for parents on Personal Development Plans. Parents will be able to get information on the new personal development tracker that the school will now be using to track students’ development in six key areas; social communication, social interaction, sensory processing, emotional understanding, independence and organisation, and self care and keeping safe. This tracker will link directly to targets identified in pupils’ Education Health Care Plans. The information will then be used to generate a Personal Development Plan and this will replace the previous Individual Education Plan.
Please contact the school office if you would like to attend this meeting.
Welcome back to a new year!
Welcome back to a new year at Brent Knoll!!
It was lovely to welcome back existing pupils and to greet new ones. It’s amazing how some of our pupils have grown over the summer, in height mainly, but some in confidence as well. Although there were many happy faces, some pupils inevitably find the transition back to school difficult and so there were a few tears as well. These disappeared quickly as pupils settled into their new classes and looking around it is clear that our pupils will quickly adapt to the changes to their routines. We can begin a new year with confidence that our focus on teaching and learning will be sustained over the year. As a result of this, we will be able to continue to watch our pupils grow but perhaps more gradually as change is noticed less when it develops day by day.
We have much to look forward to in the coming year and I will be sharing information about the various changes that will be introduced as we tackle our school improvement priorities and implement our vision to:
‘Be the best that we can be’
As we approach the end of another school year, here is the latest newsletter from the Headteacher.
S – Factor Academy Summer Camp
S-Factor Academy are pleased to announce that they will once again be running their free disability athletics summer camp!
For more information, check out the External Resources page of this website!
Parent Forum May 14th
The next Parent Forum Meeting is now scheduled for 9.45am on Monday May 14th.
This meeting will coincide with a visit from two of the organisations who are partnering with the Brent Knoll and Watergate Trust.
For more information please check out the Parent Forum page!
8B RESIDENTIAL TRIP 24TH APRIL
The staff and students of 8B have safely arrived in Weymouth for their residential trip. They have already been for a paddle on the beach!
Years 7 and 8 Residential Trip
All the students on the residential trip to Wide Horizons Margaret Macmillan House have arrived safely and are getting settled in for their stay. We look forward to hearing about their activities!
19TH MARCH SCHOOL OPEN
In spite of the cold and snowy weather over the weekend, Brent Knoll School is open today (Monday March 19th) and the transport is running as usual.
Spring Term Parents Evening
The next Parent’s Evening will be on Thursday March 22nd between 4pm and 6pm. Parent’s Evenings are an ideal opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and discuss their progress in all subject areas.
For more information or to book an appointment (for Primary parents) please see the letter in book bags or contact the school office.
Please note that there will not be provision for children to remain at school after 3.15pm or during the Parent’s Evening.
SCHOOL OPEN – MONDAY MARCH 5TH
To confirm, Brent Knoll School will reopen today (March 5th) after the bad weather. The transport will be running as usual.
MONDAY MARCH 5TH
Since the adverse weather has cleared over the weekend, we anticipate Brent Knoll School being open tomorrow (March 5th) with the transport running as usual.
UPDATE – MONDAY MARCH 5TH
Whilst we anticipate being open on Monday (March 5th) as usual; with the weather being as unpredictable as it has been, a final decision will be made at the earliest opportunity on Monday morning. Please see the website for updates.
SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY MARCH 2ND
Due to the adverse weather once again this morning (March 2nd) the school transport will not be running. In light of this and the forecast for later on this afternoon, Brent Knoll School will be closed to students again today. Sincere apologies to all Parents, Carers and Pupils for the inconvenience caused. We take the safety of our students extremely seriously and this decision was taken with that very much in mind.
SCHOOL CLOSED THURSDAY MARCH 1ST
Due to the adverse weather again this morning, the school transport will not be running today (March 1st). In light of that and the difficulty that many staff will have once again getting to us, Brent Knoll School will be CLOSED today. Please see the website later today and tomorrow morning for updates.
WEATHER UPDATE – THURSDAY MARCH 1ST
At this moment in time, Brent Knoll School is aiming to be open as usual tomorrow (Thursday March 1st). However, if weather conditions deteriorate, a further decision will be made at the earliest opportunity in the morning.
SCHOOL CLOSED WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
Due to adverse weather conditions, Brent Knoll School will be closed today. The school transport is not running and a number of staff are unable to get in. This means that we would not be able to confidently keep children safe. There will be further announcements later today with regards to tomorrow.
The Brent Knoll And Watergate Trust
As many parents and carers will be aware, Brent Knoll School is part of a Co-operative Trust with Watergate school. The Trust would like to invite all Parent and Carers to become members of the Trust, which aims to explore ways to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, parents and school staff.
Membership application forms have been sent home with students and is free of charge.
For more information on the Trust and for information on the forthcoming meeting regarding Holiday Clubs, here is a letter from the Chief Executive of the Brent Knoll and Watergate Co-operative Trust Aine Ni Ruairc.
Parent and Carer Resource Making Group
If you have some time to spare on a Wednesday afternoon, the Parent Forum would like to invite you to join them to lend a hand making classroom resources. An opportunity to learn more about Makaton symbols, help improve the learning environment for our young people and connect with other parents over a cup of tea.